Just a few days after Halloween and already there’s another day to celebrate CANDY! Yes, it’s National Candy Day, which doesn’t mean much to me, as I’m 51-years-old and a health conscious paleo person. And when I do feel like pigging out, I’m more of a salty chips girl.
But even though I’m not a “candy girl” I do appreciate the idea of candy. I think kids should be kids and a few treats in moderation is A-OK in my book and I’m taking this day to share all things candy.
ENJOY MY TRIBUTE!
Grandma and Her Milky Way Bars
Even though my grandmother was a diabetic, sadly it didn’t stop her from eating treats. Her favorite was the Milky Way Bar (not named after the galaxy, but a malt shop drink). One day my Mom and I were visiting her grave and there was a Milky Way wrapper lying beside the grave. My mother said, “Grandma must have been hungry.” We had a good laugh.
Too Cute to Eat
When I was a little girl, Haribo Gummy Bears (the original) were my favorite candy. Until I realized I was eating cute little bears. “They are too cute to eat,” I declared and didn’t eat them as much. And then when I realized what gelatin was made of, I stopped eating them altogether.
Paul Newman Organics – Prior to eating paleo, I was a fan of Paul Newman’s organic line: raisins, salad dressings, cookies, and of course candy. I’ll never forget where I was on the day he died in September 2008. I was on the Wildwood Boardwalk and heard the news on the radio in the ladies room. A woman about my age said, “Did I hear right?” Sadly, yes. That night in his honor, I had a Paul Newman’s organic dark chocolate peanut butter cup.
Organic Dark Chocolate – 85 percent cacao is another one of the wiser choices if you’re having a sweet tooth.
But my real favorite treat is Emmy’s Macaroons! All natural and raw, meaning you get all the enzymes of the good stuff like coconut, lemons, chai, etc.! PALEO APPROVED — yay!
Who doesn’t love Sammy Davis Jr.’s “Candy Man”?
Aw, chewy! (“Chewy, Chewy” by The Ohio Express)
“My Boy Lollipop” (Millie Small)
“I Want Candy” (Bow Wow Wow)